Ayako Hamada has been arrested for substance abuse, according to multiple media outlets in Japan. Pro-Wrestling WAVE announced that they would be releasing her from her contract because she was taken into custody. Japan is very strict with drug arrests and convictions so it’s no surprise that the promotion cut ties with her immediately.
The Tokyo Reporter noted that Hamada called the promoter and said that she would be missing an event because she was being held at knifepoint. However, it was discovered that she was rambling incoherently and in a strange manner.
She later tested positive for drugs and she later admitted to inhaling them through her nose. Hamada is a former TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion and the daughter of Gran Hamada.